tv Eco Africa Deutsche Welle March 25, 2020 1:30pm-2:01pm CET
immediately. it's no secret that our planet's resources are doing leigh on the climate crisis is real that's why i'll show. off as ideas on how we come to protect our environment welcome to the show i'm now it's i in lagos nigeria. and a warm welcome for me sandra to know different compilers here in uganda but part of africa will stay tuned for another half hour little bit starting stories here's
what is coming up shipping. evening classes in germany on climate change on what we can do to developing sustainable ways to build the harmful side to good use and. products that are making life better for people in kenya. the climate in south africa dry and climate change appears to be making it even more drier it is becoming even more on edge and to green the economy industries farming tourism and the way people eat we head to the eastern cape to meet a teenager who is a budding reporter walking on ecological issues she is involved with a global initiative called young group for the environment and the name suggests they need to making a difference. at
1st glance it looks idyllic but. otherwise the 17 year old student is out. in order to book a man to the extent of the drought in her hometown of winter. it's the middle of the rainy season and the main dom in town should be full by now . i think when we get here we finally realize it's actually worth it. it's a tough. question what's what's next is the hope that this. would have been for that game. town is a farming town that has been experiencing periods of severe drought over the past 5 years in an effort to alleviate the impact the only spot it instituted water restrictions in the community. is a member for young reporters for the environment or white. youth led initiative
that provides training on how to report on local environmental issues just come to talk to timber cookie i local livestock keep his ship survived the cea but if the rain stopped he might have to sell the entire flock you know the ones with them and . they are not going to be in them are the most difficult thing was that we ran out of water not just but the whole region we had to fetch water for the livestock in off our way places which was a real struggle. is. just a tense mary alone high school today a professional photographer has come to lead a workshop with the young reporters this is the 1st time some of the students have ever held a kind of the program also involved training sessions with journalists and t.v. and news professionals. like i said earlier you guys are going to show the rest of the academy and you'll hear and that's quite an awesome sponsibility to.
live in or maybe one day you take a step officially become a documentary filmmaker a fighter journalist we call magazine the y. our program is called netted by an old best in denmark called foundation for. environmental indication 360000 people in 45 countries take part in the program last month jeremy the video about illegal dumpsite of video was eventually published by a national news broadcaster. challenging the government intervention in this matter . people. all over the net at least on the actions of the mission. to diffuse any order inside it and it doesn't want to get. every report i suppose to produce one story each month. young people don't know what to do to you and even if they do you can't take initiative because
they think that if they don't think the cat so the young reporters gives us an opportunity to do that because it makes more young people aware about the environmental issues that we're currently facing and it makes them want to take initiative and join us so i think that's why it's very important. a top school because her parents leave find a way in the countryside for dina the students gather in the big hole to do the homework john is making progress with hunger story she does the putting work on to provide regular school work but john i doesn't mind. it's fun and she's motivated by the idea that she can inspire us to behave or think differently. like they should inside the fear of not wanting to lose what we have which is the little lift of the beauty of the environment that's number one also hoping to achieve when more people over to the
side of want to saving higher. in south africa the program is supported by west the country's oldest environmental organization it's been doled out at 15 schools so far the young members out of tweeted by huge success because it shows that their perspectives. young people are realizing that there was a very damaged walls and there's the adults get serious about dealing with the climate crisis all of other wild they are demanding action but they are not the only ones or the people want to get involved too in germany and mental going to. evening classes for the public on climate change and things ordinary people like you and i can do to make. a difference.
climate strikes a good way to show governments the people want change but what else can we as individuals do to help reduce c o 2 emissions in gemini people can take special evening classes to learn more about climate protection. participants are able to develop their own plan of action in order to cut their carbon footprint. in terms of mobility that could mean driving and flying less. when it comes to heating and electricity a little goes a long way just turning the heat down by one degree makes a difference as do small adjustments at meal times like cutting down on meat consumption. also apparently if we all ate less meat without having to give it up completely that would result in a huge reduction of c o 2 emissions that was helpful information. just like the pulse was developed by environmental organizations and is now available in 36 german cities
the workshop is spread over 6 evenings. must come you know each of us can make a difference as one of our goals is to encourage the course participants to become eco ambassadors who not only make changes in their own lives i but share information and encourage others to do the same. at the end of the course the participants receive a fit for climate certificates and then it's up to them to spread the word. and the how about you if you're also doing your bit tell us about it visit our website or send us a tweet. doing your bit. we share your stories. well. athene talk line matters that if you get especially when it comes to electronic waste what do you do
when you're done with your computer or your mobile phone there are reports that africa has become a dumping ground for most of the global unrest so what is being done africa to change that a young nigerian has decided he doesn't want that anymore and he started doing something about. lagos nigeria is him to a number of illegal dump sites very waste from any local people the refuse is a vital source of income of the taking of poets t.v.'s computers and other devices by hand they resell the components as raw materials it's extremely hazardous work with and water and ground severely polluted by heavy metals and toxic chemicals some electronic devices come from developed countries in the form of the nation's unfortunately only a fraction of food and functional the rest is affectively trash a company in lagos has come up with an alternative solution for handling the waste
it's called 8 para and was founded by defining or tunnel. generates 1000000 tons of our from a great stock worth of what it allows importation into other countries the difference between our treatment and the informal harmless if 100 don't have the knowledge they don't have the tools all the machinery to safely record and dismantle. the device. the terror collects discarded devices like laptops speakers and mobile phones which are then checked over at the company's material recovery for surgery those parts that can still be used are restored and mostly d.n.a. to this charity the rest is dismantle the terror. has invested in the range of machinery it allows the workers to this month who wastes in a way that is safe for the environment and for themselves and exhaust hood is used
to contain the toxic feed. you bring up you can have so many customer journey materials that are trapped or sucked out and trapped trapped inside inside the machine pretty effectively detoxified while we dismantle all of the glass all of the. plastic. after being dismantled the waste is separated in shredder. they're all material salvaged such as aluminum glass and i and other companies main source of income. business has been going well for the company so well that the c.e.o. plants expand operations in the near future and he's happy that the items he recycles will not end up on the legal don't sites like this one. carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming but did you know the gas can be
a valuable resource scientists have developed ways to capture c o 2 from power plants and factories that would otherwise escape into the air and they are putting it to good use for example to boost plant growth in greenhouses we had to the netherlands to meet some goddess who are welcoming the initiative. glass as far as the eye can see. this is a roost breeding company in the netherlands. c o 2 is pumped into these 2 shoots greenhouses to help the flowers grow better. the head of the family business since the investment has paid off. we look almost through the leaves and when the leaves are dark and dark green then we know. the flower we always look at the size the cost how big are the size whether the selling the business has to work very efficiently with high-tech heating and
cooling systems automatic irrigation and fertilization. but what's really special is the c o 2 ventilation equipment. c o 2 is coming out of this pipe over here. the bibles. the air inside is in reach with carbon dioxide c o 2 aids photosynthesis and spurs plant growth the company harvest 8000 roses a day. the gases brought in virus subterranean pipeline from rotterdam. now and again the supply of cools by. bloomberg has 600 greenhouses on his books. the crops fetch the balls cut flowers grown in greenhouses they used to get
a better product traditionally they used to fuel gases from metal gas burning. they can stop using the natural gas and create even better products. the carbon dioxide comes from the port of rotterdam from one of the world's largest oil refineries 400000 barrels of oil a process each day and hundreds of thousands of tons of c o 2 generated each year as a byproduct. ok up or organic c o 2 for assimilation by plants we use is some of that the company has a plant in the dutch port and supplies half a 1000000 tons of c o 2 to greenhouses. it's coming from from the shell or refinery it's transported to our facility fired he said this pipeline. in the past the greenhouses had to produce the carbon dioxide themselves by burning natural gas.
the use of recycled c o 2 means that they save a huge amount of the fossil fuel the greenhouses are the one who benefits maybe even the most they can replace the use of environment polluting natural gas by. they can shoot to from industry so they are saving the of i meant saving a little bit. and they can use on top of that to grow even better tomatoes and better the flowers. the roots grow it's no longer need a combustion plant to produce c o 2. that means they can concentrate more on that cool business. my family started 40 years ago and we start that they've been a small company and the crow are big big and now we produce in one year about 40000000 stems. the company's booming thanks to carbon dioxide commercial
greenhouse gardens realized this problem gas can also be a valuable resource. now what a great idea to reuse you'd see i keep it out of the atmosphere well here's another one this time from san diego an invasive weed has been spreading fast and of course in chaos there but some farmers are found a way to turn this past into an asset for this senegalese pharma clarinets weeds it's become a lifeline. to the g.m. . plant in order to provide his village with a precious commodity feel. we make time for coal we also use it for the roofs of our houses and enclosures for the animals. and it feels like payback years ago the invasive weed crept into his field and there isn't many farmers on the banks of the senegal river leaving them help.
you. need and cultivate rice over there on the other side and minutes too we have to stop growing rice in these fields all because of typhus. right. now knows he can turn the weed into a year round income after joining a cooperative run by women in the above village and once the bundles are dried gian takes them to the top of a charcoal processing plant and the women take over 1st the toughest role is burnt and then makes a rabbit before being pressed in the palette. the woman trying out 5 or 6 times a week of this clean burning fuel signs in iraq that the time for plans has changed the women's lives alone before women did nothing other than fetching wood cooking
for the household and taking care of the children now we work we run so money and we enjoy ourselves with this project we feel is right to go. on if. in wrongs makeshift market tougher childcare palettes sell for 15 years sense a bag down days it is convinced now and i stopped by regular charcoal she appreciates a projects that is always available for women it catches fire easily and doesn't stop hurting i've used it for 2 years style and i tell my friends to buy 2 which is difficult to find especially in the rainy season you can find it at the table we're going to can. would discuss because villagers in this region have cut down almost all the trees for uses fuel tifa is a sustainable answer for cooking in a place where electricity and gas out of reach for most santigold doesn't any use tougher for charcoal it turns out the weed is a perfect material for
a cooling waterproof roof to. abraham cilla was racking his brains to think of a senegalese alternative to the catch reefs he had seen in europe the answer was right on the reason there is. if you were deliberately i never heard of typhon so i put in my suitcase and took it to friends to show them the said it was possible and so it started. senate bill to school and homes from his touch tifa and has overseen trainee of the local artisans to take the method back to the villages around 15 men have become traditional factions through the program. along premier ma grammar to prove yet the probably ritual cost less than a traditional stroll and it also allows us to circulate in the hot season the parties are going through. our trash moves the last 20
or 30 years the british. entrepreneur on top. in a region threatened by climate change and ravaged by different station cooking on tougher talk hope under its hard for relief has given the village a sustainable means of tackling serious problems for as long as tougher thrives along senegal's largest river rule people can take this nuisance plant inside their own hands and build their future with it. it's amazing but almost a 1000000000 people still don't have access to reliable supply of electricity that means they have a hard time lighting their homes starving using all charging their phones all the internet and so on par improve the quality of life. it does indeed and we've all seen for images to subsidize many homes in africa need in the hope all of the solutions daylight is a global social enterprise that makes us all the products that are changing lives
in kenya the stick on the. radio. the charging station. these are all now standard features in favor karim nice homes but many other households in the area still rely on kerosene lamps which are dangerous and on healthy. favor karim regenerates or electricity from solar panels she has a small home grid. she had the panels installed after seeing some on a neighbor's house when i didn't it's a big change before we were paying 55 shillings a day for electricity we'd have power for a while and then it would be cut off but with the solar panels when we pay $55.00 shillings days on t.v. but even so we have enough light to get the children ready on morning or it's on all the time. kareem me and her husband are paying for the solar energy
system in installments every month they use a mobile phone to transfer of the equivalent of 15 euros in 8 months it will be paid off. although more than 70 percent of kenyans have access to electricity in semi rural areas like here and job though only 40 percent do. but just as elsewhere electricity has become essential to daily life. to close the gap a company called d.l. ice has set up stores around kenya that sells solar products for homes and small businesses. esther new york runs one of the stores she sells everything from lamps to t.v.'s and solar home systems. to day one of her technicians is going to install a system on the outskirts of could jato. john the local pastor he decided to equip his new home with
a solar energy system. and on the technician explains how it works it can be installed in just a few hours. by contrast getting connected to the public grid can take months and in just 2 years we'll have the environmentally friendly system paid off only going to city. i don't opt and this 10 percent rate. so this one. is the quickest to me of which india delight. is not. something. new. in the video i need from the front a little sometimes we are going to miss it when my work not. delights kenyan offices are located in nairobi co-founder net chosen has come from the u.s. to discuss future strategies for africa the social entrepreneur is now focusing on
helping people who have recently lost access to energy sources it is an injustice that you have 1300000000 people in the world who still burn kerosene for lighting when the light bulb was invented more than 100 years ago this doesn't make sense and we set a goal of getting 100000000 people off kerosene by 2020 and we've actually achieve that goal as of january 2020. technologies like mobile banking have made it easy for de light to a stop to itself in kenya it's the world's 2nd biggest market for solar energy or india. chosen on his colleagues are now hoping to expand into other markets in africa so we're seeing a real change in awareness in general in the public sector with governments around what distributed solar energy can do and how if we're going to provide universal energy access solar is going to be a critical part of that equation. favor careen me small solar grid means that she no longer has to buy electricity tokens on her children have enough like to see one
they're drawing. between energy source even power as a security lies in your front yard it helps to. get rid of. the thought that i care about your work your thoughts and i say that as you know. i've got. all my. ideas i hope you've enjoyed this. sadly it is a time for me to say goodbye i am santa here in couple of uganda and of course i look forward to seeing you once again very soon. thanks for watching i hope you enjoy the show as well i'm now at a wee signing off from lagos nigeria. climate
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